East of Bakersfield near Ridgecrest, the Spangler Hills OHV Area has 57,000 acres open to OHV use. The Spangler OHV Area provides a wide variety of riding opportunities including cross country play, trail riding, advanced technical routes, 4-wheel drive trails, and Enduro, Technique Trials, European Scramble and Hare Hound competitive events. The area provides an uncrowded riding opportunity in the Western Mojave Desert three hours north of Los Angeles.
Staging Areas: The most popular staging area is Teagle Wash, located east of the Trona-Red Mountain Road on BLM Route RM143. This site provides a large area for camping, unloading, free play and staging competitive events.
Two other staging areas are the Searles Station Area, located approximately 2 miles east of US 395 via the Searles Station Cutoff Road and Wagon Wheel, located 5 miles south of SR 178 on the Trona-Red Mountain Road. Both of these sites are accessible by 2-wheel drive vehicles and offer excellent opportunities for unloading for a day of riding or primitive camping for a weekend.
From the south, use US 395 to the town of Red Mountain and then take the Trona-Red Mountain Road 9 miles north to the Teagle Wash Staging Area. Turn right into the staging area.
From the City of Ridgecrest, take the Trona-Red Mountain Road from SR 178. Head south for 8 miles to the Tealgle Wash Staging Area. Turn left into the staging area.
Overall, Spangler Hills OHV Area is the 28th most popular OHV & 4wd jeep trail of all 102 OHV routes in California.